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Covid Advisory: Programs will be canceled if required by current pandemic guidelines.

Program Basics:

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for programs (except for bird banding open houses), PLEASE CALL US AT (847) 428-OWLS (6957), OR EMAIL STILLMAN AT stillnc@wildblue.net.  Remember to include your name, phone number, and the number of people that will be attending.

If less than 5 - 10 people (varying with the activity) have called two days prior to a program, the program could well be cancelled. So, don't forget to call the nature center in advance. If you discover that you are unable to attend, please call to cancel your reservations. This courtesy will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that the Stillman Nature Center is also available during the week, by reservation, to school classes, Audubon chapters, garden clubs, and other organized groups.  Also, we can bring our raptors to your classroom or meeting place.  For a brochure that describes the programs and fees, just call or check our website at: www.stillmannc.org and we'll be happy to send you one.


OWL Outreach Program:


Stillman's Executive Director, Mark Spreyer, has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences, and other groups for nearly twenty-five years. In recent years, the Stillman Nature Center has expanded its collection of permanently injured raptors. Now's the time to schedule Mark and our knowledgeable volunteers to talk to your group. The following fee schedule is for locations within twenty-five miles of Stillman. We will travel further but the fee would increase. Remember that we can't guarantee a precise number of raptors as they are permanently injured live animals which may not always be able to travel.


Fee Schedule:


One program (up to three raptors): $175.00

Two programs: $250.00 (This price assumes back-to-back scheduling.)


One program (up to five raptors): $225.00

Two programs: $300.00 (This price assumes back-to-back scheduling.)


The programs can be adjusted to suit any grade from first on up. Those of you dissecting owl pellets or studying the ecosystems of Illinois would find our presentation particularly applicable. If food chains are in the curriculum, what better way to illustrate what a predator is?


All we need is a screen or white wall and a slide projector. If you don't have a projector, just let us know and we'll bring one. If you have any questions, Mark can be reached at 847-428-OWLS (6957) or by e-mail at stillnc@wildblue.net.

 


THURSDAY TREKKERS

Join us outside for a healthy hour-long walk around a lake, through the woods, and who knows where else? Why not add Stillman to your list of exercise options?  Come prepared to hike the trails with sturdy winter boots.


Dates:  Thursdays, June 4, July 2, Aug 6, Sept 1

Time:   9:30 AM

Fee:     None


BIRD BANDING

Watch Mark Spreyer, a licensed bird bander, measure, weigh and record data about our resident and migratory birds.  Birds are not caught in a predictable manner, so come prepared to hike the trails.  With luck, you’ll see a bird in the hand and two in the bush. If it is raining, the banding open house will be cancelled.


Date:  June 7, July 5, Aug 2

Time:   9:00AM to Noon

Fee:     None

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

Mike Levin will lead a morning bird walk. Migration will be under way and you never know what we might find.  Binoculars and field guides are a must. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, Stillman does.

Please call 847-428-OWLS to make reservations.


Date:  Sundays,  June 14, Aug 23, Sept 13

Time:  8:00AM

Fee:    None

Age:   8 years and up


PRAIRIE RAMBLE

Our volunteers have been working hard to get prairie plants growing in Stillman’s “south forty.”  This is your chance to join us on a tour of this colorful site.

Please call (847) 428-OWLS to let us know if you plan to attend.


Date:    Sunday, July 19

Time:   10:00AM

Fee:      None


BUGS & BUTTERFLIES

Join Stillman's naturalist and search the nature center's fields for butterflies, beetles, and other bugs. If you've got a bug net at home, bring it along!

Don’t forget to call (847) 428-OWLS to make reservations.


Date:    Sunday, July 26

Time:   2:00 PM

Fee:      None


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